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Shift

Meanings and phrases

shift

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an event in which something is displaced without rotation; displacement
  2. a qualitative change; transformation; transmutation
  3. the time period during which you are at work; work shift; duty period
  4. the act of changing one thing or position for another; switch; switching
  5. the act of moving from one place to another; shifting
  6. a woman's sleeveless undergarment; chemise; shimmy; slip; teddy
  7. a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist; chemise; sack
  8. (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; fault; faulting; geological fault; fracture; break
  9. a crew of workers who work for a specific period of time
  10. the key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower-case letters to upper-case letters; shift key

shift

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make a shift in or exchange of; switch; change over
  2. change place or direction; dislodge; reposition
  3. move around; transfer
  4. move from one setting or context to another
  5. move very slightly; stir; budge; agitate
  6. change in quality
  7. move and exchange for another
  8. move sideways or in an unsteady way; careen; wobble; tilt
  9. move abruptly; lurch; pitch
  10. use a shift key on a keyboard
  11. change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change
  12. change gears
  13. lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; switch; change

Doppler shift

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. change in the apparent frequency of a wave as observer and source move toward or away from each other; Doppler effect

day shift

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the work shift during the day (as 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  2. workers who work during the day (as 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.); day watch

evening shift

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the work shift during the evening (as 4 p.m. to midnight); swing shift
  2. workers who work during the evening (as 4 p.m. to midnight)

graveyard shift

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the work shift during the night (as midnight to 8 a.m.); night shift
  2. workers who work during the night (as midnight to 8 a.m.); night shift

night shift

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the work shift during the night (as midnight to 8 a.m.); graveyard shift
  2. workers who work during the night (as midnight to 8 a.m.); graveyard shift
E.g.
  • There was a mighty explosion at the time of night shift.
  • The prison officers found him at 2 am while they were on their night shift.
  • Woody is working the night shift, and kindly makes a new handle for the broom.

population shift

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a change in the relative numbers of the different groups of individuals making up a population

red shift

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (astronomy) a shift in the spectra of very distant galaxies toward longer wavelengths (toward the red end of the spectrum); generally interpreted as evidence that the universe is expanding; redshift

shift key

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower-case letters to upper-case letters; shift

shift register

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (computer science) register in which all bits can be shifted one or more positions to the left or to the right

split shift

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a working shift divided into two periods of time with several hours in between

stick shift

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a transmission that is operated manually with a gear lever and a clutch pedal; standard transmission

swing shift

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the work shift during the evening (as 4 p.m. to midnight); evening shift

work shift

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the time period during which you are at work; shift; duty period

shift towards

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • There is also some intergenerational shift towards Catalan.
  • It marked a shift towards measurements based on energy rather than charge.
  • The shift towards 'budget' airlines on shorter routes has been significant.

shift away

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Ivan Asen's rule was also marked by a shift away from Rome in religious matters.
  • This record is their first all-instrumental album and was a slight shift away from their old dynamic.
  • His submission, while not successful, signalled Charney's shift away from building design to public art.

parallax shift

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • An annual parallax shift of yields a distance estimate of 360 light years.
  • Based upon an annual parallax shift of , it is located 149 light years away.
  • Based upon an annual parallax shift of , it is located 111 light years away.
E.g.
  • An annual parallax shift of yields a distance estimate of 360 light years.
  • Based upon an annual parallax shift of , it is located 149 light years away.
  • Based upon an annual parallax shift of , it is located 111 light years away.

phase shift

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The phase shift, formula_23 is defined by the following formula.
  • QAM used a combination of phase shift and amplitude to encode four bits per symbol.
  • As wind passes through the cavity, a change in the wave's property occurs (phase shift).

paradigm shift

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It marked an overarching paradigm shift at the network.
  • The event was a paradigm shift and scientific revolution.
  • The paradigm shift back to acceptance of the five-factor model came in the early 1980s.

began to shift

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Film production began to shift to Los Angeles during World War I.
  • With increasing exposure to computing, however, his focus began to shift.
  • In the late 1940s, Hollywood studios began to shift production abroad to Europe.

shift toward

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • With the shift toward NTAE, there has also been an increase in field labor for women.
  • By July, the summer project's focus began to shift toward preparations for the convention.
  • He emphasized that polls showed a significant shift toward voter support of same-sex marriage.

major shift

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The creation of these laws led to a major shift in the environmental movement.
  • By 1888, Seeley sold the hotel due to a major shift in railroad use and a rising downtown Gaslamp Quarter.
  • Another major shift in modern times was the Baath policy of settling additional Arab population in Northern Syria.

chemical shift

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Pivalic acid is sometimes used as an internal chemical shift standard for NMR spectra of aqueous solutions.
  • This abnormal electron density affects the applied magnetic field and causes the observed chemical shift to change.
  • In NMR spectroscopy, the orientation of nuclei with respect to the applied magnetic field determines their chemical shift.

significant shift

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This piece marked a significant shift in works of landscape.
  • According to the "Times of India", this gesture marked a significant shift in their policy.
  • He emphasized that polls showed a significant shift toward voter support of same-sex marriage.

shift between

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The player can freely shift between stealth and dynamic modes.
  • The area experiences an annual shift between rainy and dry seasons.
  • Their tolerance to freezing and drying is known to shift between AM fungal taxa.

language shift

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • At the current time, language shift is occurring all across China.
  • It is thought the latter may remain from an episode of language shift.
  • On the other hand, there are several language shift processes currently taking place.

marked a shift

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It marked a shift towards measurements based on energy rather than charge.
  • According to "The Atlantic", this killing marked a shift in the attitude of the French government.
  • It marked a shift in designed as it was designed specifically to carry a main armament of heavy artillery.
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